Real Madrid appear to be planning for their next season without Manchester United loanee Javier Hernandez Chicharito, as Alvaro Morata's agent has revealed the Spanish giants are closely monitoring the Juventus striker.
The Champions League winners sold Morata to the Serie A giants just last summer for £16m after the Spanish international struggled to secure regular time at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Nevertheless, Los Blancos agreed to retain a buyback option of £22m to re-sign him as they still had a lot of trust in his future development.
At the same Real Madrid agreed on a loan deal with Manchester United for Chicharito Hernandez to replace Morata as Karim Benzema's back-up.
But while the Mexican international is struggling under Carlo Ancelotti – having only made one La Liga starting appearances – Morata is proving to be a sensation in the Italian football and even earned a call-up to the Spain National team in November 2014.
Recent reports in Spain claimed Real Madrid are closely keeping tabs on the striker's development and are even considering paying the £22m clause to bring him back to the Santiago Bernabeu - while letting Chicharito Hernandez return to Old Trafford.
Morata's agent, Juanma López, has now all but confirmed the news although he says the player is happy in the Serie A.
"I can only say that the player is happy at Juventus and is only thinking about Juventus. Madrid are following him but he is focused on Juve," he said to CalcioMercato.
Meanwhile, Hernandez recently revealed his frustration over the situation and with his future at Old Trafford also uncertain, he suggested he will move somewhere else where he can play more regularly at the end of the season.
"I am not sure what will happen in the summer yet but whatever happens I need guarantees. I am 26 now – in the summer I will be 27 – I must be at a club where I am going to be playing regularly," he said.